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Xbox Series X will launch on November 10 for R11,999 in South Africa

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Xbox South Africa has just revealed the local pricing for the upcoming Xbox Series X and it’s better than everyone, except Geoff*, expected.

That’s R11 999 for the big boy Xbox Series X which is retailing in the land of the oppressed for $499 (R8300 direct conversion but only fools forget about the added costs of selling in South Africa)

They also made another huge announcement by stating that EA Access will be included in the Xbox Games Pass bringing with it a ton of incredibly popular titles and access to try any new EA title for free for up to 20 hours on release.

It’s a winning deal and one that is going to make the Xbox a hard console to pass up this Christmas time.

*Geoff predicted the price perfectly earlier this week

Last Updated: September 9, 2020

29 Comments

  1. Seeker

    September 9, 2020 at 16:48

    That 12K price gives me heartburn. Sony better do all the can to beat this price. That Gamepass X EA Play announcement adds a lot more value to the Xbox ecosystem.

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    • Son of Banana Jim

      September 9, 2020 at 18:21

      Wallet says “No”

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  2. Pieter Kruger

    September 9, 2020 at 16:49

    “by stating that EA Access will not be included in the Xbox Games Pass “

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  3. Mabenito

    September 9, 2020 at 17:01

    Sony won’t afford price cut war against Miscosoft and would sell PSp and PSd for $549, $449

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    • Liberal Snowflakes

      September 11, 2020 at 07:15

      Will Sony have a budget console on launch similar to the XB S?????

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      • Mabenito

        September 11, 2020 at 08:37

        I don’t think their Digital Console is actually a budget option, but rather a preference, choice. But specs will be the same and the across the board.

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        • Liberal Snowflakes

          September 24, 2020 at 08:47

          Ps5 digital is a mere R2000 cheaper than the CD version

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  4. Son of Banana Jim

    September 9, 2020 at 18:21

    Geoff still has his ear in the industry so it’s not so surprising that he managed to be spot on. Although, I’m still convinced that he’s a wizard from a separate dimension, and only here to show us all the way….

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  5. Son of Banana Jim

    September 9, 2020 at 18:21

    But R11 999 is a definite a no for me. But, if I was interested in a Series X, I’d be scouring the internet now, and seeing which online retailer in the US or UK can get it to me for well under R8000 (inclusive of all costs, and taking into account import costs).

    There’s really no reason any South African gamer should spend R12 000 on a freaking console (even during or close to the launch period)

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    • Liberal Snowflakes

      September 11, 2020 at 07:15

      Even buying online from overseas, eg Amazon you will not get it for R8000, never in you life, unless u go on holiday and buy it there and bring it back to SA??????

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  6. Iskape

    September 9, 2020 at 19:41

    The tough one for me is that I can afford the XSX, but I can’t at the same time, if you know what I mean! I was really hoping for something around the R10k mark for the XSX. That would have been a bit more manageable. Man, I’m a bit bummed now!

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    • Son of Banana Jim

      September 9, 2020 at 19:59

      Yeah, it’s R2000 too much if you ask me.

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    • Gavin Mannion

      September 9, 2020 at 21:42

      Just get the smaller one, you aren’t losing much

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      • Iskape

        September 10, 2020 at 08:24

        True, but I just bought a Samsung 55 inch Q70T for the express purpose of playing 4K/120 (when supported), so I’m kind of committed!

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        • Liberal Snowflakes

          September 11, 2020 at 07:15

          At least u can watch all the 4K movies your heart desire on your new TV lolololl

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  7. Seeker

    September 9, 2020 at 20:42

    The biggest question for me was what happens if you have both EA Access and Gamepass Ultimate and I found this tweet from major Nelson.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/75f0791c09c0da91ed5b4014aebf9f6c77b873ce1032a17526a40b11edede206.jpg

    I wonder if you can extend your Gamepass Ultimate sub by buying EA Access before this whole thing takes effect.

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    • Liberal Snowflakes

      September 11, 2020 at 07:15

      Don’t think so. But the thing is EA Access isn’t worth it, I had it for a month and played Star Wars BF2 on it, was amazing. Most of the other oder games on EA I’ve already played over the years, so it’s not that attractive really?

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  8. Tbone187

    September 10, 2020 at 08:24

    Honestly rather put that money toward a decent laptop. The games usually get released on windows in any event and of course a laptop is far more versatile.

    At what point do consoles become irrelevant coz their pricing pushes them into this argument? The bloody thing looks like a PC tower as well.Blurred lines indeed!

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    • Liberal Snowflakes

      September 11, 2020 at 07:15

      Thing is a laptop cannot be upgraded most of the times and upgrades on a pc rig is also very expensive in SA, so in that case consoles might be relevant in SA for a long time?

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      • Tbone187

        September 11, 2020 at 09:49

        Isn’t a laptop more upgradeable than a console though? Increasing RAM for example. Upgrading a PC rig is indeed expensive but that comes with far more versatility than a console.

        My point is, if console prices keep getting closer to laptops and PCs then it really reduces their appeal imo.Not sure how much longer they can hold out if the tech in them is increasing in cost rapidly.

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  9. Liberal Snowflakes

    September 11, 2020 at 07:15

    Absolutely insane at R11999, ones’ brain don’t want to process the jusfication in paying such an amount of money for a gaming soncole. And we thought the current XB X price at appr R8500 was insane. Unless All Access is available in SA, the X will never get off the ground with the high poeverty level and the bad economic due to Covid. The S however is reasonably priced tbh.

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